Spiritual Discourses

The greatest way to overcome life’s many difficulties and problems is through the grace of God. The best way to overcome obstacles on the spiritual path, too, is divine grace. You cannot see the grace; it is not material – …

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(Extract from a satsang given by Swamiji on 6 February 2003) The body and the atma, the soul, are two completely different things. Our body is total maya, illusion, whereas the soul is pure. You have both a body and …

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First think, in what way do you look at spirituality? Do you think of spirituality as something that can be found in a book? If you do, then I would advise you to follow that. Now, I feel I have …

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Swamiji, when will we be truly happy? Will it be when we see the light or before we see the light? Now, imagine you go to a restaurant in Trichy and you buy idlis and chutney, okay? The waiter puts …

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Swamiji, some people try hard on the spiritual path, but they do not seem to change. Why is this? All are evolving. Every second there is a change in all beings. This planet is a living, interrelated system wherein all …

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Read my advice with a peaceful mind. Stop the mind running and chattering away inside your head. Keep your mind open and free without judging what I am saying while reading my words. I am not telling you that you …

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Question: I really want to follow the spiritual path but, at the same time, I have to do my work. How can I manage this? Every day you eat three times, no? You arrange breakfast, lunch and dinner. Somehow you …

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All is temporary. All arises and passes away. All ideas arise in the mind and fall away. You are not yet in a position to see your life from a higher standpoint. If you were standing on a mountain you …

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(Satsang given by Swamiji in the UK, in March 1983)

All this time we have been singing bhajans. We are tired, sleepy, our bodies are aching and some of us don’t even have a proper place to stand. Still, I was thinking, “What should I talk to you about?” We can always speak of the Divine, at any time, anywhere and in any situation.

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Religion is not something extreme or fanatic. Religion should be something that enables us to reach a state of lasting stability, shouldn’t it? Today we are divided according to our beliefs, yet this is just a way of separating people, but without right understanding. People do not realize that it was not the Divine that created all these religions, languages, classifications, castes and divisions…

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